For weeks, Americans have been imploring their cities’ football teams to discontinue the disrespectful kneeling by players during the National Anthem.
The trendy “protest” began with Colin Kaepernick late in the 2016 NFL season. Kaepernick, who was a soon-to-be unemployed B-string quarterback, insisted that American police were to blame for any and all racial injustice that he believed that African Americans were facing in our nation today. The sub-par player, who was likely indoctrinated by the antics of the Black Lives Matter hate group, even went so far as to be photographed wearing practice attire that depicted law enforcement as pigs…as if his beliefs weren’t well documented enough before.
As more and more players began to recognize Kaepernick’s grand exposure on politically-motivated sportscasts, the anti-American gesture spread around the league incredibly quickly, with an enormous number of attention-seeking 2nd string man children jumping on the bandwagon.
All of this controversy, and the irrefutable addition of politics to our Sunday Sabbath, has caused the NFL to take an enormous hit in revenue, both from television advertisers and in ticket sales. Americans are quite simply fed up with being scolded by 20-something thoroughbred millionaires who have likely never worked a day in their lives.
That is why the Dallas Cowboys are taking a stand.
“Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Sunday that any of his players who disrespect the flag during the national anthem won’t play in games.
“Jones is the first NFL owner to publicly make a stand about disciplining players who kneel during the anthem. Jones didn’t specify what kind of other demonstration he would consider disrespectful.
“Cowboys defensive linemen Damontre’ Moore and David Irving stood alongside teammates during the national anthem before Sunday’s home game against Green Bay at AT&T Stadium. At the conclusion of the anthem, the two players raised their fists.
“‘I don’t know about that. But if there is anything that is disrespectful to the flag then we will not play,’ Jones said after the Cowboys’ 35-31 loss. ‘You understand? If we are disrespecting the flag then we won’t play. Period.’
“‘We’re going to respect the flag, and I’m going to create the perception of it. And we have.'”
This is the response that We The People have been looking for over the course of the last year, and it could not have come from a more appropriate source.
Jerry Jones is not only an NFL owner of legendary heritage, but the Cowboys have long been considered “America’s Team”. They represent the simple, powerful messages of the game of football; perseverance pays off, and adversity strengthens. Now they stand, both literally and figuratively, for the nation’s laborious liberty and the sacrifice of those who have protected it.